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FG dumps fresh police report indicting Saraki, Ekweremadu

Indications emerged yesterday that the Federal Government will no longer be pursuing the case of forgery of the Senate Standing Orders, 2015, allegedly masterminded by Senate President, Bukola Saraki, and his deputy, Ike Ekweremadu . Recall that the police had submitted a fresh report of investigation to the Office of …

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South Africa’s Zuma asks court to set aside influence-peddling report

Advertisement South African President Jacob Zuma has asked the High Court to set aside a report by an anti-corruption watchdog that called for a judicial inquiry into alleged influence-peddling in his government, the president’s office said on Saturday. While stopping short of conclusive findings, the report by the Public Protector …

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Egypt’s top constitutional court upholds law restricting street protests

Advertisement Egypt’s Supreme Constitutional Court upheld on Saturday a law that effectively bans protests, settling a years-long court battle and protecting the law from further challenges. The law was passed in 2013 amid persistent demonstrations calling for the reinstatement of Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed Mursi after the military overthrew him …

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Buhari congratulates Gambian President-elect, Adama Barrow

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the President-elect of The Gambia, Mr. Adama Barrow, on his victory in the country’s December 1 presidential election. The Nigerian President also saluted the spirit of statesmanship displayed by the outgoing President of The Gambia, Alhaji Yahya Jammeh, by conceding defeat, noting that such uncommon …

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Soccer analyst urges AFCON 2000 finals recipe for Falcons

Super Falcons celebrating after scoring a goal against Mali at the 2016 African Women Cup of Nations (AWCON) in Limbe, Cameroon. PHOTO: CAF A Soccer analyst, Bright Ejeh has charged the Super Falcons to replicate the AFCON 2000 scenario in Saturday’s AWCON 2016 finals against the Indomitable Lionesses of Cameroon. …

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Barrow wins Gambian presidential election, as Jammeh concedes defeat

Advertisement The Gambia’s opposition candidate, Adama Barrow, yesterday pulled off a stunning victory, comfortably winning a presidential election and putting an end to the 22-year rule of President Yahya Jammeh. Jammeh, who has ruled The Gambia for 22 years, has conceded defeat to Barrow, the chairman of the country’s Independent …

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We’ll win AWCON trophy as Christmas gift for Nigerians, Falcons vow

Super Falcons • Sports Minister, NFF, Lawmakers In Yaounde To Give Team Support “We have come this far and I don’t see the Cameroonians stopping us from retaining our trophy, which we are going to present as Christmas gift to Nigerians.” Those were the words of Super Falcons team captain, …

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Mourinho offers United lifeline to Schweinsteiger

Manchester United’s German midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger / AFP PHOTO / Oli SCARFF / Jose Mourinho has hinted that Bastian Schweinsteiger could stay at Manchester United beyond January because his contract makes him “the powerful one”. The former Germany captain, 32, was frozen out by Mourinho and forced to train away …

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Gambia President, Yahya Jammeh concedes defeats

Gambian president, Yahya Jammeh, has conceded defeat to the opposition, Adama Barrow, after ruling the West African country for 22 years. This was disclosed by the chairman of the country’s independent electoral commission, Alieu Momar Njie, on Friday. Njie told reporters ahead of the announcement of the results of Thursday’s …

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Trump Acknowledges African-Americans’ Support, Pledges To Unite America

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump has acknowledged the contributions of the African-Americans to his election, saying they gave him the highest votes they had ever given a Republican nominee in recent times. Trump, at a “Thank you tour” of Ohio, said the African-Americans had nothing to lose in his presidency, a …

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Wema Bank, Etisalat launch Bespoke Account for Nigerian youth

Advertisement Wema Bank Plc, one of Nigeria’s foremost financial institutions, and Etisalat Nigeria have partnered to introduce WemaEasySavers, a Tier-1 savings account aimed at ensuring financial inclusion for more Nigerians, especially the youth. The newly launched WemaEasySavers is an easy to open and use account designed to enable under-banked and …

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NFF promises to settle Falcons’ allowances, bonuses, salaries

Bambanani Mbane of South Africa challenges Ugochi Desire Oparanozie of Nigeria during the Women Africa Cup of Nations match between Nigeria and South Africa 29 November 2016 at Limbe Omnisports Stadium. PHOTO: Sydney Mahlangu/ BackpagePix As the Super Falcons face the host nation, Lionesses of Cameroun in the final of …

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